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Bangladesh continues to reel under floods as major rivers including the Padma, Jamuna, Meghna, Teesta, Ghagot and Brahmaputra crossed the danger marks at many places in the country.
Bangladesh continues to reel under floods as major rivers including the Padma, Jamuna, Meghna, Teesta, Ghagot and Brahmaputra crossed the danger marks at many places in the country.
Water level in country's all four major basins continued to rise due to heavy rain and onrush of water from upstream. 
 
According to reports 20 people have died due to floods  in nine districts so far. The flood has damaged thousands of houses and crops across the country. The most affected districts include Gaibandha, Kurigram, Jamalpur, Sylhet, Sunamganj, Chattogram and Cox’s Bazar.
 
The Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC) of Bangladesh has forecasted that water levels of the Brahmaputra-Jamuna and Ganges-Padma rivers may continue to rise in the next 48 hours.
 
According to FFWC, water was flowing above the danger level at 23 stations monitored by it.
 
More than three fourth of the country is under the impact of floods which has affected rail, road, and river communications network. Rail communication between Dhaka and northern districts of Lalmonirhat and Gaibandha is cut off since Wednesday.
 
A part of Gaibandha-Shaghata regional highway was washed away by the flood waters affecting the road communication.  
 
National Ferry Service on major routes like Paturia-Dulatdia and Shimulia-Kathalbari has been affected, causing huge traffic congestion on either sides of the rivers.